IGP Ochola Fires 6 Police Officers For Failure to Protect President Museveni

BY: Eyalama In Politics On

Police has demoted six of its own officers, who allegedly failed to provide adequate security to President Yoweri Museveni when he was campaigning in Arua in August last year.

The six officers who were in charge of security when chaos broke out during the Arua Municipality by election, were found guilty of among others Neglect of Duty.

Those demoted are West Nile RPC, SP Jonathan Musinguzi who at the time was serving as DPC Arua, and one Abas SP Senyonjo.

The others are; Field Force Unit Zonal Commander West Nile SP Junena Robert Okia, Regional head of Crime Intelligence D/SSP Mugweri Edward and Regional head of Criminal Investigations Directorate D/SP Wanyoto Herbert.

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These through last week appeared before the Police Disciplinary court at Arua Municipal council hall to respond to the various charges as spelt out in the Police Act.

The court chaired by SCP Denis Odongping demoted Jonathan Musinguzi, Robert Junena and Abas Senyonjo from the rank of SP to ASP.

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According to West Nile Police spokesmen Josephine Angucia, court was convinced that Musinguzi, Junena and Senyonjo “failed to adequately deploy personnel and utilize the equipment available to them on 13th/08/2018 to secure the President and other citizens up on his visit to Arua that day.”

Meanwhile, D/SSP Edward Mugweri who headed the Region’s Crime Intelligence, was found guilty of neglecting to provide adequate intelligence to protect the president’s security and other citizens. He was demoted to the rank of Detective Superintendent of Police.

D/SP Herbert Wanyoto on the other hand was accused and found guilty of failure to prevent Hon. Zakke Francis, the MP for Mityana Municipality escaping from police custody.

Wanyonto was sentenced to “Severe Reprimand.”

Meanwhile, the charge of Neglect of duty was withdrawn from IP Onen Francis, the OC traffic Arua due to lack of evidence to pin him to the offence.

While providing the ruling, the court chairman said the sentences were informed by the severity of the matter.

The officers however, were informed of their rights to appeal to the Police Council Appellate Court if they are not satisfied with the court ruling and Sentence.

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